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Real Housewives' Cat Talks New Book, That Royal Kiss

Royalty was the theme at a Real Housewives of DC party held downtown at Eden Lounge. Sassy Brit Cat Ommanney along with fellow housewives Mary Amons and Stacie Turner celebrated her new book, ‘Inbox Full.’


The book called ‘Inbox Full’ chronicles Ommanney’s search for a new life and love via text messages kept over the last 4 years. Cat tells us it also delves into the reason she had to go public about her tryst with Prince Harry. WUSA9 content contributor Leigh Macdonald went one on one with Cat about everything from a 2nd season to that ‘World Class Kiss!’

MORE: Click for pictures from the DC party

As for what’s ahead, Ommaney was recently spotted wearing a battery pack at this NY book launch. It has us asking are the wives back for a 2nd season? Ommaney wouldn’t say YES but said there is something definitely in the works and that she’s been in talks with a couple production companies.

Princess Stacie? Also revealed at the party: Housewife Stacie Turner is a Princess now in Nigeria. Stacie’s husband Jason said it recently happened after Stacie reunited with her birth father. Stacie was adopted through the D.C. adoptive system and recently undertook a difficult, yet ultimately successful, search to find her birth father.

DC Mayor Gray Inaugural Gala draws 11,000 guests for black-tie celebration

‘…as we make our city – the District of Columbia – the greatest city in the world!’ – DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center filled with 11,000 loyal supporters for the DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray Inaugural Gala. Hosted by Darian ‘Big Tigger’ Morgan of the Big Tigger Show and Jamie Foster Brown of S2S Magazine, the gala was a black-tie celebration complete with great food, drinks, dancing and entertainment. Grammy Award nominated R&B artist, Raheem Devaughn, and the legendary ‘Godfather of GoGo’, Chuck Brown kept the party alive, performing songs for every age. Mayor Gray took the stage to show appreciation and recognized many of his fellow officials including Chairman Kwame R. Brown, Councilmember At-Large Michael A. Brown, and former mayor and current Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Other notable guests included immediate and distant family members of Gray, all sponsors of the Gray campaign, lobbyists like Rhoda Washington, President of the GWFCC Christine Brooks-Cropper, DC Housewife Stacie Turner, the current Miss DC Stephanie Williams,  and more.    

By Rachel DeMita 

DC Mayor Gray poses for quick photo with daughter, Jonice (gown by Badgley Mischka from Saks Fifth Avenue).


Project Fundway Rocks Runway, Awards Thousands


The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce,  K Street Kate and D.C.  Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. hosted the 2nd annual Project FUNDway Fashion Design Competition at the historic Warner Theater this week.

Several  local youth designers who are in high school and college were chosen based on design construction, individuality and quality of their garments. Project FUNDway is a charity event that aims to assist young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of fashion design.

And the winners are…drumroll please!

$3000 FEDEX Scholarship: Angela Robinson of West Potomac Academy
$1000 Bruno Mazli Scholaship: Agata Miczek of Virginia Commonwealth University
$500 Downtown Silver Springs Scholarship: Daniel Herbick of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
$250 Honorary Fashion Judge Scholarship: Kim Truong of Virginia Commonwealth University

Notable guest judges included The Aba Agency’s Aba Kwawu, DC Housewives’  Stacie Turner, WUSA’s Surae Chin, Washington Examiner’s Katy Adams, POSH Courture’s Jewell Green, Style for Hire’s Kara Allan, Janice Wallace of The Capitol Fashionista, VCU Fashion Design Professor Linda Lee, Maurisa Potts of  Spotted MP,  L’Shandi Designs and
Ryan Charchian of Rein Online.

Video: DC Housewives Private Party, Salahi a No Show

Following a week of very public combative exchanges between Michaele Salahi and the media and Michaele Salahi and the rest of the girls.. the alleged White House party crasher decided not to attend Bravo’s official premiere party for the Housewives of DC. Michaele and hubby Tareq held their own premiere at a DC club downtown.  Read Full Story here…  Watch my report from the party including an interview with Mary Amons who admits there’s rising tension between the ladies.


We caught up with the rest of the gang… Lynda.. who told me after Tareq threw wine on her last week at a press junket she thought it would be only appropriate to remain a target by wearing Target. Cat looked striking in black… and told me she wears mostly vintage consigment dresses. Stacie sparkled like a gem and raved about how she longs to meet 9NEWS legend J.C. Hayward (who was on the guest list).  And my personal friend Mary.. as always was a perfect 10 and +1 for great personality.  Tune in to the WUSA Morning Show Friday.. I go one on one with Mary who reminds this is a show about 5 women not ‘one couple’.

Cat and Mary interviewed in the lobby at the Madison Hotel by EXTRA

PR maven Erika Gutierrez and Omarosa

 With Stacie

Lynda and Cat watched the show together

 Aba Kwawu and Paul Wharton, the 5th House Wife 😉

Defending the Housewives of DC (Video)

I’ve never seen one episode of any of Bravo’s Housewives shows… but I plan to tune in for the Housewives of DC. I’m amazed at how much backlash the gals/show is getting before it even airs. Come on people this is entertainment. You know what the Housewives franchise is all about.. so there’s no need to act surprised. In all reality it’s kinda neat we’ll get to see some familar faces and places on the small screen. For those who say these ladies are far from ‘Real’ … C’mon. Gimme a break. They’re real people who really live in the metro area (how many of you Virginians out there say ‘DC’ when outsiders ask you where you’re from?!?). I found out they also have human kids too. All of this hype and hate has me mumbling a phrase I’ve used often in the newsroom over the years: ‘It’s just TV’

Watch Housewives of DC Trailer Below. Show airs Aug 5th 9pm on Bravo

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